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We are a ‘not-for-profit’ community organisation set up to provide transport to assist the people in Shaftesbury and the surrounding villages in the SP7 area. Our service is provided by a team of volunteer co-ordinators and drivers to take you to where you want to go. Your need may be:

  • Medical trips (eg hospital, surgery, dentist, optician, chiropody appointments)
  • Other appointments e.g. hairdressers, vets social occasions shopping etc.

To join the scheme you will pay a one-off fee of £5.00. You will then be asked to provide a ‘donation’ to the driver to cover travel expenses at a cost of 50p per mile; their time is provided free of charge. For longer appointments, eg day surgery etc, you may be asked to book two journeys and therefore pay two donations (bookings should be made at the same time).  One-way trips will be charged as a return journey. We require, where possible, 48 hours’ notice. Booking in advance is preferred.

To book simply telephone 07763 426664 and speak to Martin or June who will then arrange for a driver to be allocated to you. Once your request has been confirmed we will contact you to let you know who your driver will be and advise you of your pick-up time.

If you have any queries or are interested in becoming a volunteer driver then please do not hesitate to contact us on

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